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Virtual support groups make confidential care accessible

Friday, April 9, 2021

A year of social distancing and pandemic precautions hasn’t stopped us from supporting survivors. YWCA Dayton’s online support groups have continued to provide survivors of sexual violence with weekly opportunities to safely receive care and connection.  Entirely text-chat based, participants can enter the group “room” through any internet-connected device and speak with trained facilitators and fellow survivors. Held in partnership with RAINN, group chats are free, confidential,… Continue Reading Virtual support groups make confidential care accessible

Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival selects YW as charity partner

Monday, April 5, 2021

For an event that has grown from hosting hundreds to serving thousands, it is fitting that YWCA Dayton – an organization that first served hundreds and has now sheltered thousands – was chosen as a partner. “Since its inception in 2011, the Jewish Cultural Festival at Temple Israel creates opportunities for all who wish to… Continue Reading Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival selects YW as charity partner

Walk-in client supply closet provides hope for those in need

Friday, April 2, 2021

Spring is a time for refreshing spaces and reevaluating habits. At YWCA Dayton, we’re constantly looking for opportunities to better serve our clients who come to us seeking short- and long-term care. As one of the only social service agencies in the Dayton area to remain open 24/7 during the COVID-19 pandemic, not only were we able to maintain our full range of services, but we also saw our team rise to the occasion, developing ways to improve standard practices, despite the challenging… Continue Reading Walk-in client supply closet provides hope for those in need

One year later: crisis hotline sees a shift in calls during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

It’s been a year since COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization, and while many things have changed, one thing remains the same – our mission and commitment to caring for women and children across the Miami Valley. One of the areas of our organization most impacted by the pandemic… Continue Reading One year later: crisis hotline sees a shift in calls during the COVID-19 pandemic

Y-Dub Discussions panel unpacks racial trauma in medicine and health care

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

At YWCA Dayton, one of the ways we live out our mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women” is by engaging our community in tough, critical conversations through events like Y-Dub Discussions, our virtual dialogue series focused on addressing local justice-related issues.  We recently kicked off our Y-Dub Discussions for 2021 with a dialogue titled,… Continue Reading Y-Dub Discussions panel unpacks racial trauma in medicine and health care

Changing the world with love

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Love can change the world – and that includes loving ourselves. Which is why, as our community continued to move through the challenges of COVID-19 and YW’s frontline work became both more difficult and more in demand, the YWCA Dayton shelter services team paused for a 10-day self-love challenge. Created by Nzingha Dalila, director of… Continue Reading Changing the world with love

Food for the soul

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Our food operations team – which provides more than 16,000 fresh meals to our domestic violence shelter families every year – has long known the power of a good meal served with a side of kindness. Now, thanks to a new group of like-minded food service professionals, that care has increased exponentially. Formed at the… Continue Reading Food for the soul

Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, January 16, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our advocacy director shares thoughts on one of the most powerful, but often overlooked, forces in the Civil Rights movement – women. When I think of the Civil Rights Movement – the journey, the impromptu opportunities and the planned sit-ins, walks, and protests – I cannot help… Continue Reading Room shifters: The legacy of the women of the Civil Rights Movement

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